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ADG Film Society Presents The Sci-Fi Classic "Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone-3D"
- Wednesday, Jul. 25, 2018
A Tribute to Emmy-Nominated Production Designer Jackson De Govia
A special screening of Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone 3D (1983) and a unique tribute to three of the original creative collaborators will conclude the Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society's 2018 screening series at the Egyptian Theater on Sunday, August 5 at 5:30 pm. A conversation with Emmy-nominated Production Designer Jackson De Govia, ADG (Die Hard, Speed, Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Special Visual Effects Supervisor Gene Warren Jr. (Terminator 2, The Expendables, Moonrise Kingdom), and Costume Designer Julie Weiss (Twelve Monkeys, Frida, American Beauty) will explore their creative challenges in bringing the film to the 3D screen in the 1980s. The evening will be moderated by Film Society founder John Muto, ADG. The annual ADG Screening Series 'Production Design: Designers on Design,' highlighting the work of renowned Production Designers and their creative collaborations, is in association with American Cinematheque and sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter. ©
"Early in the '80s, certain outlaw producers were actually willing to bankroll ridiculously ambitious but inexpensive science fiction fantasies. Young enthusiastic designers, including Jackson De Govia, took up the challenge and ran with it. Spacehunter is one of the few pictures in this genre where design, costume, script, casting, and direction really came together to produce something unexpected and wonderful," said Muto.
In the wake of the Star Wars phenomenon of the 1970s, Space Hunter: Adventures in The Forbidden Zone became part of the 3D film revival craze of the early 1980s but was something unique. It boasts particularly imaginative sets created by Production Designer Jackson De Govia, whose remarkably eclectic career includes such disparate films as Die Hard, Bowfinger, Speed, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The 40-Year Old Virgin and Sister Act. Special Visual Effects Supervisor Gene Warren, Jr. and Costume Designer Julie Weiss lent their talents to the unique creative mix to bring this entertaining interstellar adventurer film to the screen in 3D. Directed by Lamont Johnson
and starring Peter Strauss, Molly Ringwald and Ernie Hudson, a vintage print of the classic film will be presented in its original 3D on a silver screen specially installed at the Egyptian Theatre for the occasion.
In Space Hunter: Adventures in The Forbidden Zone, three women make an emergency landing on a planet reduced to savagery by a plague and are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff lands there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only Earthling left from a prior medical expedition. Combining their talents, they struggle to liberate the women.
This screening is presented in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's 3D: Double Vision exhibit, a celebration of 3-D films, objects and practices running at LACMA through March 2019.
Representing the Art Directors Guild are Film Society Founder and Co-Chair John Muto ADG, Co-Chair Thomas A. Walsh ADG, John Iacovelli ADG, Michael Allen Glover ADG, and Debbie Patton, ADG Director of Awards and Events. Working with them are the American Cinematheque's Gwen Deglise, Margot Gerber and Grant Moninger. General admission: $12. American Cinematheque members: $8. Students/Seniors with valid ID: $10. All screenings start at 5:30 PM; 24-hour information is available at 323-466-FILM (3456).
For Information about the 2018 ADG Film Series click here.
For ticket information, go to American Cinematheque.
About THE ART DIRECTORS GUILD: Established in 1937, the Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) represents 2,700 members who work throughout the world in film, television and theater as Production Designers, Art Directors, Assistant Art Directors; Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists; Illustrators and Matte Artists; Set Designers, Model Makers and Previs Artists. The ADG's ongoing activities include a Film Society screening series, annual 'Excellence in Production Design Awards' gala, bimonthly craft magazine (Perspective), figure drawing and other creative workshops, Production Apprentice (PA) Trainee program, extensive technology-training programs and year-round Gallery 800 art exhibitions. The Guild's online directory and website resources are at www.adg.org.
About AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE: Established in 1981, the American Cinematheque is a 501(c)(3) non-profit viewer-supported film exhibition and cultural organization dedicated to the celebration of the Moving Picture in all of its forms. At the Egyptian Theatre, the Cinematheque presents daily film and video programming which ranges from the classics of American and international cinema to new independent films and digital work. Exhibition of rare works, special and rare prints, etc., combined with fascinating post-screening discussions with the filmmakers who created the work, are a Cinematheque tradition that keep audiences coming back for once-in-a-lifetime cinema experiences. The American Cinematheque renovated and reopened (on Dec. 4, 1998) the historic 1922 Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. This includes a state-of-the-art 616-seat theatre housed within Sid Grauman's first grand movie palace on Hollywood Boulevard. The exotic courtyard is fully restored to its 1922 grandeur. The Egyptian was the home of the very first Hollywood movie premiere in 1922. In January 2005 the American Cinematheque expanded its programming to the 1940 Aero Theatre on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. For more information about American Cinematheque, visit the website at http://www.